Deputies searching for missing Jackson Co. teen

(WKYT)
Published: Sep. 21, 2017 at 10:45 PM EDT
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Jackson Co. deputies are searching for a teenager who went missing early Thursday morning.

Cody William Tincher, 16, of McKee, took cash and a semi-automatic pistol before leaving home on Hwy 2002, deputies said. He's driving his parents' white 2003 Ford F-150 truck, according to deputies.

Tincher's mother told authorities he suffers from Reactive Attachment Disorder that prevents him from bonding with his parents. Tincher's mother says that also means the teen lacks impulse control. The teen's parents said they recently learned he has not been taking his medications as prescribed.

Deputies describe Cody Tincher as 6'1" weighing approximately 250 lbs., with black hair cut above his ears and no facial hair. They say he may be wearing a brown jacket and a cowboy hat.

Authorities say Tincher is driving his parents' white 2003 Ford F-150. They say the truck has a CB antenna on top. It has a yellow "Choose Adoption" license plate on the back with plate number 355-2AD.

Deputies ask that if you see Tincher or the truck, do not try to talk to him. Instead, call Jackson County dispatch at (606) 287-9979 or 911 to report information.

Deputies don't know if Tincher is still in the state or if he's driven somewhere else.

We know that Jackson County schools were put on soft lockdown on Thursday. The school posted a letter sent home with students on Thursday. In part, the letter said, "The school district was contacted by Jackson County Emergency Management Service about a possible situation in the community, and as a precautionary measure we put all of our schools on a soft lockdown. The soft lockdown keeps our students inside the building with extra supervision all day."

The Jackson County sheriff told WKYT he didn't believe Tincher would target any of the schools. The sheriff said they don't know what Tincher will do.

Jackson County Public Schools have not said if schools will be a soft lockdown again Friday.